Duan Zhang

  • Biographical Description

    • Hello there! I am an associate professor in the Research Methods and Statistics Program at the Morgridge College of Education at the University of Denver.

      I  teach courses in intermediate & advanced statistics, survey design, and research methods.


      With my past experiences in both applied statistics and child development, I have been actively involved in research studies funded at different levels in early development and children’s psychological well-beings. I am also a big fan of adopting instructional technology in statistics education

      My research interests are focused on two areas: first, methodological area in multilevel modeling using Structural Equation Modeling and Hierarchical Linear Modeling, and my substantive area is in parenting practice and school readiness in early childhood.

  • Contact

    • Duan Zhang, PhD

      Associate Professor

      Research Methods and Statistics

      Department of Research Methods and Information Science

      Morgridge College of Education

      University of Denver

      Email: duan.zhang@du.edu

      Katherine Ruffato Hall, Rm 232 

      1999 E Evans Ave Denver, CO 80208

      Tel: 303-871-3373

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Current Projects in Progress

      • Conceptualization and measurement of Parent Involvement: Content Analysis and Meta Analysis
      • Multiple imputation of missing data in SPSS and SAS: A Software Review
  • Recent Publications

    • Peer Reviewed Journals

      Museus, S., Zhang, D., & Kim, M. (2016). Developing and Evaluating the Culturally Engaging Campus Environments (CECE) Scale: An Examination of Content and Construct Validity. Research in Higher Education.

      Anyon, Y., Zhang, D, & Hazel, C. (2016). Race, Exclusionary Discipline and Connectedness to Adults in Secondary Schools. American Journal of Community Psychology.

      Hilsendager, C. A., Zhang, D., McRae, C., & Aloia, M. (2015). Assessing the influence of obesity on longitudinal executive functioning performance in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.  Obesity Research and Clinical Practice.

      Peer Reviewed Professional Conferences

      Burke, I., & Zhang, D. (2015). Statistical Categorization Methods as Applied to Geographic Data. Poster presented at the International Meeting of Psychometric Society, Beijing, China.

      Zhang, D., & Tobiassen, C. (2015). Latent Growth Curve Modeling of Math Achievement and Home Practice in Elementary School. Poster presented at the International Meeting of Psychometric Society, Beijing, China.

      Song, S., Hazel, C., & Zhang, D. (2015). Emotional Disturbance and School Success: Preventing High School Dropout. Paper Presented at the National Conference for School Psychologists, Walt Disney Resort, FL.

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